Issac Chilemba easily outpointed Denis Grachev on Saturday, and should be back in the mix for some meaningful fights at 175 pounds.
Light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba looks to make serious moves in 2013, starting with a bout against Denis Grachev on March 15.
Lucian Bute was not surprised when informed that 21 of 22 insiders polled by RingTV.com picked Jean Pascal to beat him in their light heavyweight fight on Saturday in Montreal on HBO, but the former super middleweight beltholder remains confident of victory.
Ismayl Sillakh, once one of the brightest prospects in boxing, challenges Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title tonight on HBO. Sillakh believes his upset loss to Denis Grachev last year is squarely behind him.
Light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson on Saturday’s mandatory challenger Tony Bellew: “You can be sure that I am going to knock Bellew out. I think that the fight is going to go about four or five rounds and then I’m going to knock him out.”
Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.
Vitali Klitschko, who has been busy in politics and nursing a hand injury, has been given until March to make the mandatory defense of his WBC heavyweight title against Bermane Stiverne.